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  • We Ranked the 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments

    05/24/2017 5:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Time ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eliana Dockterman, Alex Fitzpatrick, Megan McCluskey, Matt Vella
    No science fiction franchise has been more influential than Star Wars. (Sorry, Star Trek fans!) Over the last 40 years, the space opera saga created by George Lucas has delivered 1,062 minutes of lightsaber duels, intergalactic dogfights and dynastic drama. Even non-fans are likely to immediately recognize iconic imagery like Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon, or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which begs the question: of the hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from which Star Wars moments are the best? The series, now owned by Disney, turns 40 on May 25. So TIME's entertainment team and sundry Star Wars super fans...
  • Warner Bros. Facing An Early Summer Box Office Disaster with “King Arthur” Misfire

    05/12/2017 3:45:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | May 10, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    This week we don’t have Friday the 13th, but Friday the 12th will suffice. “King Arthur” is looming as a huge box office disaster for Warner Bros. The $150 million Guy Ritchie-directed adventure is getting scathing reviews. It’s only registering a 21/100 on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Raymond Arroyo's books are having an astounding impact on at-risk kids

    04/01/2017 5:42:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | March 19, 2017 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume.He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio affiliates.So when Arroyo says his Will Wilder series of books for young readers just might be “the most important work I’ve ever done,” it’s quite a statement.What makes these books so important, in his view? The lifelong impact that they can have on kids.“When an adult reads your...
  • The Most Infuriating Movie Endings Of All Time

    03/28/2017 9:24:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 270 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 27, 2017 | Looper
    There's nothing quite as frustrating as a bad movie ending. Failure to stick that landing in the final act can totally ruin an otherwise great film, or give us one more reason to hate one that was already a dud. Here's a look at some of the most annoying movie endings in recent memory. And it should go without saying, but spoilers ahead… The Matrix Revolutions | 0:23 X-Men: The Last Stand | 0:59 Signs | 1:44 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | 2:43 Now You See Me | 3:27 I Am Legend | 4:15 Man of Steel | 5:14 Lord...
  • 'Words can't describe how excited I am about the new Philip Pullman books': [tr]

    02/15/2017 6:26:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Keiligh Baker
    His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has announced he will release the long-awaited follow-up to the popular trilogy - sparking an online frenzy from his delighted fans. The next trilogy of books, which the Cambridge-based writer describes as an 'equel' rather than a prequel or sequel, begins with The Book Of Dust which will be published on October 19 by Penguin Random House Children's and David Fickling Books.
  • A Group of Women Quit Their Jobs to Be Mermaids

    01/19/2017 6:50:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017
    A group of women have quit their jobs to become permanent mermaids. A community of people in Seattle, Washington, have decided to switch their life on land to live like the sea beings under water permanently, despite being "laughed" at for their lifelong ambition as a child. Caitlin Nielsen - who was a biology graduate - has put her plan into action as she has set up a workshop where she handcrafts silicone tails, which she feels "awkward" when she isn't wearing the attachment. Speaking to The Mirror Online, the 32-year-old said: "When I was in kindergarten and the teacher...
  • NBC’s gorgeous Emerald City is a Wizard Of Oz that’s neither great nor powerful

    01/07/2017 12:26:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 6, 2017 | Erik Adams
    The Scarecrow isn't a scarecrow, but he is introduced in a crucifixion pose. The tin man isn't The Tin Man, either, but he is the result of a horrifying, Frankenstein-style experiment. The lions aren't cowardly--the citizens of Oz speak of them as if they'll tear your throat out. The Munchkins have swapped out dandy fashions for tribal facepaint. The Wicked Witch Of The West runs a brothel. Welcome to Emerald City, the dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories that debuts on NBC after a nearly three-and-a-half-year trek down the yellow-brick development road.
  • ‘Why the Russians Are Backing Trump’: Maddow Previews Blockbuster Newsweek Story

    11/03/2016 11:12:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-3-2016 | Justin Baragona
    Just as has been done previously with huge stories broken by Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got a hold of some excerpts of tomorrow’s article and shared them with her viewers. In this instance, Eichenwald’s report appears to show the real reason why Russia and Vladimir Putin are backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The story also has the subtitle that claims Putin wants to weaken NATO. SNIP-- According to the article, Russian officials who were hacking to influence the election felt that if Trump were replaced by the Republicans, the next candidate wouldn’t be as good for Russia....
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • Trump backers realize they’ve been played as WikiLeaks fails to deliver October surprise

    10/05/2016 10:05:22 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4 Oct 2016 | Griff Witte
    LONDON — The expectations were breathless. For weeks, backers of Republican nominee Donald Trump have hyped the tantalizing possibility that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks was on the verge of publishing a set of documents that would doom Hillary Clinton’s chances in November.
  • Six Christian White Magic Spells Worse Than Fantasy Magic

    Recently a Facebook friend shared an example of Christian white magic in the real world. You’ll never guess what magic book it was. His family owned a “book of magic,” a fantasy novel. That wasn’t the dangerous magic. Instead, someone he knew became alarmed at the book. She effectively cast a spell against his family. She removed herself from their contaminated space and created a magic circle. This phrasing is only mild hyperbole. But unfortunately, this is what many Christians do. We believe in magic, and even practice types of spells, all in an attempt to avoid bad magic. Deuteronomy...
  • My prediction is that when Trump wins and he will, our government will revolt

    09/01/2016 10:46:12 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 218 replies
    vanity ^ | today | me
    my prediction is that when trump wins and he will, our current government employees (not workers) will revolt and shut down basic functions of our government in protest either outwardly or inwardly. are we prepared for that? Outline is: no government checks issued FRepers on SS save your money. all federal recipients revolt. press helps create ensuing chaos. national guard called out. mass riots dogs and cats. obama takes control. president elect is assassinated obama runs another 8 years. at 1:44 am this can easily be deleted by admins and you should but it is food for thot.
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • 2016 Hugo Awards

    08/21/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 20, 2016
    The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Administration of the 2016 Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards Web Site. 3,130 valid final ballots were cast by the members of MidAmeriCon II. Per the WSFS Constitution, each category must have at least 25% (1,488 ballots) participation; otherwise “No Award” must be presented in this category. This did not happen in any category. In the list below, we show the...
  • Is a performance by Katy Perry more persuasive to female voters than ERADICATING ISIS? [Vanity]

    07/28/2016 3:52:23 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies
    July 28, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I witnessed this same phenomenon back in 2008 used by Team 0bama. The Democrats portray females as strong and capable while at the same time INSULTING THEM BY EXPLOITING THEIR WEAKNESS AND GULLIBILITY by fronting celebrities and musicians TO TUG AT THEIR HEART STRINGS thus winning their vote. THE FANTASY at the DNC convention: The Dems are using the handicapped, immigrants, minorities, "women", "women" and more talk of "women", and celebrities and musicians to tug on the heart strings of voters, especially females to win their vote! THE REALITY in America today, outside the DNC convention: Let's take a serious...
  • Wonder Woman trailer debuts at Comic-Con

    07/24/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    http://www.ew.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER ROSEN
    First footage from Wonder Woman debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday, providing fans with a sneak peek at Diana Prince in action. The trailer, which debuted inside Hall H and was released soon after by Warner Bros., opens with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washing up on shore and encountering Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). “You’re a man?” she asks. “Yeah, do I not look like one?” The teaser, which is heavy on action, focuses on the differences between Themyscira and the rest of the world. “I had no father,” she says to Trevor when he asks if she had ever met a...
  • Attn: Stuart Stevens and The Never Trump Coalition – The Monster Vote Is Very Real… (Landslide)

    05/09/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/9/2016 | Sundance
    That’s 7.2 million more votes than Barack Obama carried in 2008, and almost 13 million more than Mitt Romney carried in 2012. That’s YUGE ! That’s the Monster Vote. That’s also a landslide victory for Donald Trump. Another way of looking at it – that Monster Vote increase is simply adding 10% of the approximately 120 million voters who never vote in elections. And those new voters are exactly what you see showing up at Donald Trump primary campaign rallies.
  • BREAKING: OBAMA MAKES TERRIFYING MOVE TO PLACE HIMSELF IN THIRD TERM!

    04/08/2016 9:30:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 99 replies
    Maine Republic E-Mail alert ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Robinson
    Commentator Jamie Dech predicted that President Barack Obama might try to leverage his “political and media infrastructure” to usurp the presidential election by either inserting himself as a candidate or using martial law to automatically extend his presidency by four more years. “I believe, depending on Republican race results and possible agitation in the aftermath, it’s possible Obama could try for a ‘third term,’” he wrote Tuesday for Eagle Rising. “I don’t think he wants to give up the White House next January if he can help it.” In defending this ominous theory, Dech first pointed to what Obama said...
  • YES Cruz Can Still Win Nomination Outright, NO Paul Ryan is NOT About to Be Foisted on Us,

    04/05/2016 7:02:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 92 replies
    The most recent propaganda angle with Team Trumpster has been that 'a vote for Cruz is a vote for an open convention in Cleveland... where the 'Establishment' is going to ram-through Paul Ryan on the 2nd ballot.  'So you gotta vote for Trump- don't you see?' Except that Paul Ryan is running out of ways to say 'I'm not running'.  Yes, the strategy in gaining his current position as Speaker of the House was 'Aw shucks, I'm not interested'... waiting until the demands for him grew louder and wider... then -reluctantly, of course- accepting the will of the people and a...
  • Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz

    03/23/2016 9:01:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2016 | Eliana Johnson
    Meet Curly Haugland, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican party and current Republican national committeeman. Haugland is one of just 112 delegates who will arrive unbound to this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, free to cast a vote for any candidate he chooses on a first ballot because North Dakota does not hold a primary or caucus. That makes him a particularly valuable asset to the still-dueling presidential campaigns. Haugland, a Bismarck businessman and a member of the powerful RNC committee that will set the rules governing this year’s convention, says voters may be in for a rude awakening...